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Help I.D. ing older vise


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#1 Mogup

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

Happy New Year's everyone. We were guests today at a New Year's day dinner and the host who is an older man brought out this vise and said it was his grandfather's and did not have any further info on the vise. Does anyone on board know this vise and any guesstimates on how old it is ? It's kinda neat .

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:57 PM

Very similar to the one used by Roy Steenrod.  That vise which was recently sold on Vintage Fly Tackle site, was made by Metal Specialties from Attleboro MA.  It would date from the early 1900s.  

 


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:11 PM

Thanks Utyer I took a look and I do think it's the same model. My friend will be happy to know the background. Thanks.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:06 AM

You can look it up by searching Roy Steenrod'f fly tying vise, it is slightly different, but very close in the basic design.  


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:23 AM

Yes I found it and it looks very close plus the grandfather lived in Massachusetts so I'm pretty sure that's the company. Can't find anything on the company though with a goggle search.